Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cartoonists in a Cave at Northern Spark 2013 (June 8th)

We’ve been invited by our friends at Rain Taxi to participate in their wonderful Analog Cave project at the Northern Spark festival coming up on June 8th. Participating cartoonists will be drawing interpretations of writings provided by strangers submitted thru a mail slot, which will then be projected, put online, printed and/or otherwise displayed.

So you can be included in the promotional materials, we need to know in advance if you want to participate and what time slots you want to be there for (which can be as short as a few hours or as long as all night from 6PM to 9AM). If you want to be in on the fun, let me know at webmaster(at)

BEER, PIZZA and DRAWING MATERIALS will be provided!

Rain Taxi and join forces to create a writer’s dream at Northern Spark, the third annual all-night art fest!

Analog Cave combines the tactile intimacy of a handwritten letter with the fleeting immediacy of social media. Throughout Northern Spark, and Rain Taxi Review of Books invite the public to enter our decked-out Imaginarium for a moment of private reflection and contribute a short text or illustration through a variety of analog tools and processes. The crowd-sourced content will undergo a real-time editorial process which will convert the entries into filmic projections, printed objects, drawn posters, or other public displays—all viewable from Bedlam’s street-side window in Lowertown. The goal of the project is to create a platform for thoughtful, slowed-down messages which leave behind a physical object.

Bedlam Theater
213 East 4th Street
Lowertown, St. Paul
Get directions HERE.

Minneapolis – Saturday Open Studio – May 11, noon to 4 pm

Come on down to the open studio on Saturday, May 11, at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Meet, talk, and draw with a few of your fellow cartoonists. We’ll be at the flexi-space (low tables).

The coffee shop will be open. There are outlets for your devices, plus coffee-shop wi-fi.

There is free parking in the MCBA lot immediately east of the building. If the lot is full, go to the metered street parking on 3rd Street (one block south of Washington Ave.) for 25 cents an hour, or to the higher-priced meters on the other streets. Or, walk or ride your bike.

This is an open studio — all are welcome. Feel free to hang out, draw, or whatever.

Saturday, May 11, from noon to 4 pm, at the flexi-space (low tables)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
(just west of Big Brain Comics)
Minneapolis, 1011 Washington Ave. South

Welcome to MCBA!


Future Saturday Open Studios:
June 15, bindery (high tables)
July 13, flexi-space (low tables)
August 17, flexi-space (low tables)